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Jason Pizzo Chosen as the Next Leader for Democrats in the Florida Senate

Last week, the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus unanimously voted for state Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Hollywood, to lead the caucus during the 2024-2026 legislative sessions. A former assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade, Pizzo was elected to...

Lauren Book Names Democratic Leadership in Florida Senate

This week, state Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book, D-Davie, named her leadership team for the next two years. Democrats currently control 12 of the 40 seats in the Florida Senate. Book turned to Sen. Jason Pizzo,...

New Pedestrian Tunnel at Hard Rock Stadium Named After Ron Book

Leaders from across South Florida gathered at the Hard Rock Stadium at the end of last week to celebrate the naming of the Ronald L. Book Pedestrian Tunnel. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Gardens...

Miami Democrats Want State Legislature to Mandate Florida Landlords Provide Air Conditioning

Last week, state Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Miami, and state Rep. Michael Grieco, D- Miami, filed a proposal that would require Florida landlords to include air conditioning (A/C) as a required amenity. Currently, Florida law requires...
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Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist Clash on Governor’s Election Reform Proposals

DeSantis unveiled the “new measures to safeguard the sanctity of Florida elections” last week as he promised to ensure the “integrity of every vote” and continue transparency.

Wilton Simpson Makes Appointments to State, Regional and National Boards and Councils

“It is an honor to have many of my fellow Senators, as well as leaders in our communities and state, serve in these important capacities,” said Simpson on Friday. “I have full confidence that they will diligently and effectively represent the Florida Senate and the state of Florida.”
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Florida State Reps Champion Proposal to Report Animal Abuse

This legislation is named after Allie, a four-year-old Boston Terrier from Orlando. Allie suffered abuse at the hands of her previous caretakers, and while the horrific circumstances were recognized by a veterinarian, the abuse was never reported. 
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Wilton Simpson Creates Florida Senate Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come. 

Jason Pizzo Announces New COVID-19 Testing Site in Miami

The site will offer free walk-up testing to residents 18 and older.  No appointments are needed to be tested.  Masks must be worn at the sites and social distancing guidelines will be observed.  Tests are limited to 500 and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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State Legislators Champion Allie’s Law to Crack Down on Animal Abuse

“This legislation is named after 4-year-old Boston Terrier, Allie Heine, from Orlando. Allie suffered abuse at the hands of her previous caretakers, and while the horrific circumstances were recognized by a veterinarian, the abuse was never reported."

Joe Biden Brings Out Endorsements From More than a Dozen Democrats in Florida

With the next round of debates between the various Democratic presidential hopefuls scheduled for later this week, former Vice President Joe Biden trotted out a host of endorsements from prominent Florida Democrats, most of whom are out of office.

Bill Galvano Names State Senators to Talent Development, Alzheimer’s, Crime, Human Trafficking Groups

Last week, Florida state Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, turned to fellow senators to serve on committees outside the Legislature.